"Col. W. D. ORR, a highly respected citizen of Diana, departed this life Monday night, Sept 8th.
He was born may 26, 1814. Col. ORR was for 78 years a mason and for 21 years has been a Knight Templars, by which ritual he was buried at Cornersville Tuesday by the Pulaski commandry assisted by the masons of Diana and Cornersville.
He was one of our oldest and most prominent citizens a devoted member of the Cumberland Church, and his death is deeply regreted by his neighbors and friends all over the country.
The CITIZEN tenders sympathy to the bereaved ones."
A Tribute to Col. W. D. ORR
Col. W. D. ORR died at his home at Diana Tenn., September 8, 1890, at 11 p.m. He was 76 years old. The remains were interred at Cornersville by the Knight Templar Masons of which he was a member.
As a father he was patient and devoted. As a friend he was loyal and firm. As a Knight Templar and Mason he was all that could be expected and loved the fraternities and gave a large portion of his time to the interest of the orders.
The bereaved children, grand children and friends that love him dearly have this comfort in their sorrow. that the summons did not find him unprepared for he was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church and a devoted Christian, and met death like a brave man and a Christian.
No community has ever sustained the loss of a better citizen, a better Christian, a better man in every respect. May God bless the bereaved children and grand children.
September 11, 1890. R. A. BURGESS"
Tribute of Respect.
At the slated meeting of Cornersville Lodge, No. 126, F. and A.M., held Oct. 25, 1890, the following resolutions were unanimousley adopted:
WHEREAS, It has pleased the Grand Master of the universe to call from labor to eternal refreshment our beloved brother W. D. ORR, and
WHEREAS, Brother ORR was a member of this lodge for nearly forty years, having been made a Mason in this lodge in 1847, and feeling that this lodge owes much of its properity to the wisdom of his counsel, his punctuality, and liberality;
therefore be it RESOLVED, That in the death of Brother ORR the fraternity has lost a brother whose daily life and upright conduct were a living exemplification of the teachings of our order.
RESOLVED, That we tender to the bereaved members of his family and connections our heartfelt sympathy in this their great bereavement.
RESOLVED, That we wear the usual badge of mourning for thirty days, and that these resolutions be spread upon our minutes and a copy be furnished the family and also one for publication in the MARSHALL GAZETTE and the Pulaski Citizen.
W. A. LUSBY?, W. T. MARSH, D. S. HARMOND } Committee
Cornersville Tenn., Oct 25, 1890